What Is Aeration?

Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, and you may have heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing). Most often it is simply called aeration.

What type of Aerating should I do?  Spike Vs. Core aerating????  Take a more in-depth look into the different style of aerating.  Check out our blog on the subject right here.

Aeration Benefits:

Core aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:
  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
  • Enhanced soil water uptake.
  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling.
  • Stronger turfgrass roots.
  • Reduced soil compaction.
  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
  • Improved resiliency and cushioning.
  • Enhanced thatch breakdown.

We offer Spring Packages that include aerating, de-thaching and fertilizing.

More information on what Thatch is, click here.  For information on our de-thatching services click here.


What Kind of Aerating is Best for My Lawn – Core Vs. Spike

More information on Aerating, click here.

More information on our lawn services, click here.  We will help you do all the have lifting and create that beautiful lawn you’ve always wanted.  There are many issues a lawn can have.  Some are easily remedied by a  quick 1-2-3 punch of aeration-de-thatching-fertilizing.  Other times it maybe an unseen issue that will require a soil test.  We can take care of any of these tasks for you without you needing to worry.

Prepare your lawn for the year with our Spring Lawn Package.

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